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Healing The Wounds Of Sexual Addiction [Paperback]

By Mark Laaser (Author) & Ph. D. Gary Smalley/Patrick Carnes (Foreword by)
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A former sex addict himself, Dr. Mark Laaser offers help and hope for regaining and maintaining sexual integrity, self-control, and wholesome, biblical sexuality.

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Mark has eloquently unraveled the mystery behind addictive behavior: when our relationships are not alive and growing, the temptation for various kinds of addictions is unleashed.. ---Dr. Gary Smalley With today s rampant availability of Internet pornography, sexual addiction has become a national epidemic that affects up to 10 percent of Christians. As devastating as any drug habit, it brings heartbreak and despair to those it entangles. But there is help for men and women caught in sexual addiction s downward spiral. This book offers a path that leads beyond compulsive thoughts and behaviors to healing and transformation. Sensitive to the shame of sexual addiction without minimizing its sinfulness, Dr. Mark Laaser traces the roots of the problem, discusses its patterns and impact, and maps out a biblical approach to self-control and sexual integrity. Previously titled Faithful and True, this revision includes an all-new section that deals with sexual addiction in the church. Other important changes reflect cultural trends, incorporate current research, and place a greater emphasis on spiritual growth. This book also addresses the unique needs and issues of female sex addicts. Whether you know someone with a sexual addiction or struggle yourself, Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction points the way to understanding, wholeness, and holiness."

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Studio: Zondervan
Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.08" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.65"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 2, 2004
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0310256577  
ISBN13  9780310256571  
UPC  025986256579  

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Mark Laaser, MDiv, PhD, is the founder of Faithful & True, a Christian-based counseling center in Minneapolis, specializing in sexual addiction. Dr. Laaser is regarded as the leading sexual addiction authority in the Christian counseling community. He is author of many books, including Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction, Becoming a Man of Valor, Taking Every Thought Captive, and The 7 Principles of Highly Accountable Men.

Mark Laaser currently resides in Chanhassen, in the state of Minnesota.

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Straight forward and very practical  Mar 7, 2006
This book hits the nail on the head by dealing with the roots of sexual addiction and giving practical steps toward recovery. If you are ready to be free, then do the hard work of examining your childhood for any abuse or neglect, whether real or perceived, and you'll discover the lies you tell yourself to find comfort in impurity. This is where the real challenge is because we are so afraid of feeling that pain again. But I'm here to tell you that the path to healing is through the pain and discomfort of processing those experiences. Know this...emotional pain will not kill you but the addiction will. You will need help from others to do this but you can and you must do it to rid yourself of this demon. The book gives you all the info and direction to do this.
Must Have  Oct 6, 2005
Fabulous book. Beautifully explains the roots of as well as the pain involved in sexual addictions. Gives hope for those who struggle with this and would help friends and family to understand at least in part, what the addict is dealing with. This book recognizes sin as sin, but does so with a spirit of love and not condemnation. It is honest and inspiring.
Faithful and True: Sexual Integrity in a Fallen World  May 22, 2001
This is a small book, that enclosed a lot information about the begining of adictions, also talks about the reasons for what people are changing religions. Is very important to mention, one of the big problems of the sexual addictions. In one of the chapters Laaser said that the sexual addict could been abused when they were babies and could been by his or her mother when she was chabging the pampers, or the mother played with the genitals, in the majority of cases this happens with boys. The sexual addict fulfill his emptyness with sex, drugs or alcohol or even going to church more often. Laaser include graphics in his book, where he explains in one cycle the reasons for sexual addictions. I understand this book very well, because I had the opportunity to take a class with Patrick Carness and he explained briefly the content of this book, used as text for the class at University of California Riverside Extension, How to Diagnose Addictions. Using the examples of Carness based in the book Faithful and True, I had the opportunity to diagnose one of my friends who was abandoned by his parents when he was a kid. His father moved from El Salvador to the United States and his mother devoted her life to the church after she changed her religion forgetting about her family. This is based on an example of Laaser about reason to cover up the sexual needs . This is a very good book, talks about the The Faithful and The Truth of this fallen world, I higly recommend this book to every body who has any addictions or he or she thinks is addicted to sex. Recognizing the addiction is the first step for the cure and learn to live with the addiction and Laaser gives plenty of examples for a new lifestyle.
Psycology and Christianity don't mix  Oct 9, 2000
After reading intenty through out this entire book, I found it offered nothing in the way of concrete practical help. It covers a broad area with very little depth. Much in the form of why this problem occurs, but very little on the how to put an end to it, other than costly treatment methods. This book is catered more to the extreme addict, who would be better off by getting that expensive treatment rather than reading this book, which would only tell that person to get it anyway. For the average man who wasn't severly abused or emotionally damaged, but does have a problem with fractional sexaul addiction (80% of men out there), i,e: porn,extra marital affairs, this is not the book for you. It is built on man made psycology rather than sound biblical prinicipals despite the sparse sprinlking of verses throughout.
Faithful and True  Mar 25, 2000
This book written about sex addiction from a christian perspective is excellent!It explains boundries and using the 12 step recovery process in an easy to understand format.Written by a former pastor,this book is a wonderful tool for recovery for both the christian and non-christian.

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